A stone is thrown vertically upward with an initial velocity of . Taking , find the maximum height reached by the stone. What is the net displacement and the total distance covered by the stone?
Step 1: Given
Initial velocity (u) = (in upward direction)
Final velocity (v) =
Acceleration due to gravity,
Step 2: Formula used and calculation
(-ve sign is used because the stone is going upward)
Hence, the maximum height is .
Step 3: Calculation of net displacement and total distance covered
Total distance covered = maximum height
Net displacement is zero because initial position and final position are same.